Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society

3:1 (2017)

Edited by Julie Fedor, Samuel Greene, Andre Härtel, Andrey Makarychev, and Andreas Umland

ibidem Press

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Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society

3:1 (2017)

Edited by Julie Fedor, Samuel Greene, Andre Härtel, Andrey Makarychev, and Andreas Umland

ibidem Press

The Russian war in Ukraine has been accompanied, fueled, and legitimized by an unprecedented information campaign. Russia's propaganda has been surprisingly successful in distorting the war and the way it is perceived and understood. This special inaugural issue of JSPPS launches an interdisciplinary discussion of the Russian war of information being waged in tandem with the military war in Ukraine.
Fedor's book Russia & the Cult of State Security (2012) has filled a historiographical gap.... The author gives us the keys necessary for decoding these... discourses and, beyond that, the worldview of these men, an indispensable method for gaining knowledge of the Soviet past but also, in Putin's Russia, for understanding the Russian present. Andrei Kozovoi, University of Lille 3
Introduction: Russian Media and the War in Ukraine, by Julie Fedor
Putin's Crimea Speech, 18 March 2014: Russia's Changing Public Political Narrative, by Edwin Bacon
Filtering Foreign Media Content: How Russian News Agencies Repurpose Western News Reporting, by Rolf Fredheim
"Gayromaidan": Gendered Aspects of the Hegemonic Russian Media Discourse on the Ukrainian Crisis, by Tatiana Riabova and Oleg Riabov
Historical Myths, Enemy Images, and Regional Identity in the Donbass Insurgency (Spring 2014), by Alexandr Osipian
Memory, Media, and Securitization: Russian Media Framing of the Ukrainian Crisis, by Elizaveta Gaufman
Combating the Russian State Propaganda Machine: Strategies of Information Resistance, by Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya
Infiltration, Instruction, Invasion: Russia's War in the Donbass, by Nikolay Mitrokhin
Ukraine and the Global Information War: Panel Discussion and Forum, Featuring:
Anne Applebaum; Margarita Akhvlediani; Sabra Ayres; Renaud de la Brosse; Rory Finnin; James Marson; Sarah Oates; Simon Ostrovsky; Kevin M. F. Platt; Peter Pomerantsev; Natalia Rulyova; Michael Weiss; Maksym Yakovlyev; Vera Zvereva
Reviews
Rasmus Nilsson on Andrew Wilson and Richard Sakwa
Anders Åslund on Karen Dawisha
Mykola Riabchuk on David Marples/Frederick Mills

About the Author

Julie Fedor is lecturer in modern European history at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of in Eastern Europe aRussia and the Cult of State Security; coauthor of Remembering Katyn; and coeditor of Memory and Theory nd Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States.

Andriy Portnov is currently guest lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His publications include Histories for Home Use: The Polish-Russian Ukrainian Triangle of Memory (Yuri Shevelov Prize); Historians and Their Histories: The Faces and Images of Ukrainian Historiography in the Twentieth Century; Ukrainian Exercises with History; Between "Central Europe" and the "Russian World"; and Scholarship in Exile: The Scholarly Activity of Ukrainian Emigration in Interwar Poland 1919-1939.

Andreas Umland is a researcher of contemporary Russian and Ukrainian politics with a focus on the post-Soviet extreme right, at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, and the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies, Germany. He is also initiator and codirector of a Master's program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv's Mohyla Academy and Jena's Schiller University.

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